Jumping through 5" plastic hoops
March 12, 2012 1:27 PM Subscribe
Will my album get more exposure if it exists as a CD?
My last album was a digital-only, pay-what-you-want release on Bandcamp. Which works great if you're Amanda Palmer, but for the unestablished artist I worry it smacks of illegitimacy. Certainly many avenues of promotion are closed. Review sites and radio stations expect you to mail them physical CDs. Pandora won't play anything that can't be ordered from Amazon.
So I'm thinking of going physical with the new album, but even a tiny production run is a little much for me to pay out of pocket. And I haven't found a lot of places that review experimental dark ambient music, so what if everyone I send it to ignores it? Have any of you made this jump, especially in a niche genre? Was it worth it?